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Unbreakable: My Story, My Way
A New York Times bestseller, this is the official biography from the beloved Mexican-American singer who lost her life in a tragic plane crash. The only autobiography authorized by Jenni Rivera "I can’t get caught up in the negative because that destroys you. Perhaps trying to move away from my problems and focus on the positive is the best I can do. I am a woman like any other, and ugly things happen to me like any other woman. The ...
Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry
Ten-year-old prodigy Akiane Kramarik shares her artwork, poetry, and the fascinating story surrounding her talent. Growing up in a home with an atheistic mother and a non-participating Catholic father did not stop four-year-old Akiane Kramarik from finding God. This girl's dreams began a conversation in the home that has eventually brought them all to Christianity and the world's attention. Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry is a ...
In me are the memories of a boy's life, spent in that realm of enchantments. These are the things I want to tell you.... Robert McCammon delivers "a tour de force of storytelling" ( BookPage ) in his award-winning masterpiece, a novel of Southern boyhood, growing up in the 1960s, that reaches far beyond that evocative landscape to touch readers universally. Boy's Life is a richly imagined, spellbinding portrait of the magical ...
A Dog's Purpose (Wheeler Hardcover)
W. Bruce Cameron
A New York Times Bestseller, An Indie Next Pick, A Selection of Doubleday Book Club, Mystery Guild, and One Spirit --In this heartwarming dog's-eye commentary, Bailey is surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt. The search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to ...
The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
Thomas Dunne Books
When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of “rogue” wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd’s last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn’t take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the ...
To Selena, with Love
One of the most compelling and adored superstars in Latin music history, Selena was nothing short of a phenomenon who shared all of herself with her millions of devoted fans. Her tragic murder, at the young age of twenty-three, stripped the world of her talent and boundless potential, her tightly knit family of their beloved angel, and her husband, Chris Perez, of the greatest love he had ever known. For over a decade, Chris held on to the ...
Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated
Conf essions of a Prairie Bitch is Alison Arngrim’s comic memoir of growing up as one of television’s most memorable characters—the devious Nellie Oleson on the hit television show Little House on the Prairie . With behind-the-scenes stories from the set, as well as tales from her bohemian upbringing in West Hollywood and her headline-making advocacy work on behalf of HIV awareness and abused children, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch is ...
Walking on Water
Richard Paul Evans
Simon & Schuster Audio
In the fifth book in the New York Times bestselling Walk Series, Alan Christensen finally reaches his destination. A year earlier, Seattle advertising executive Alan Christoffersen lost everything he held dear—his beloved wife was killed in a terrible accident; his partner stole his business from him; and the bank foreclosed on his home when he couldn’t pay the mortgage. With seemingly nothing left to live for, Alan set out to walk from ...
The Sea of Tranquility: A Novel
Atria Books, 2012
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2013 An ALA/YALSA Alex Award Winner I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk. Two and a half ...
Oh, the Places You'll Go! (Classic Seuss)
Random House Books for Young Readers
A perennial favorite, Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise graduation speech is the perfect send-off for children starting out in the world, be they nursery school, high school, or college grads! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life’s ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and illustrations, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies ...
Inquebrantable: Mi Historia, A Mi Manera (Atria Espanol) (Spanish Edition)
A New York Times bestseller, this is the official biography from the beloved Mexican-American singer who lost her life in a tragic plane crash. La única autobiografía autorizada de Jenni Rivera "No puedo dejarme atrapar en lo negativo porque eso me destruye. Tal vez lo mejor que puedo hacer es tratar de alejarme de mis problemas y concentrarme en lo positivo. Soy una mujer como cualquier otra y me ocurren cosas feas como a cualquier otra ...
The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
Simon & Schuster
From the actor who somehow lived through it all, a “sharply detailed…funny book about a cinematic comedy of errors” ( The New York Times ): the making of the cult film phenomenon The Room. In 2003, an independent film called The Room —starring and written, produced, and directed by a mysteriously wealthy social misfit named Tommy Wiseau—made its disastrous debut in Los Angeles. Described by one reviewer as “like getting stabbed ...
A Light in the Attic
Last night while I lay thinking here Some Whatifs crawled inside my ear And pranced and partied all night long And sang their same old Whatif song: Whatif I flunk that test? Whatif green hair grows on my chest? Whatif nobody likes me? Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me?... Here in the attic of Shel Silverstein you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk ...
The Rose That Grew From Concrete
His talent was unbounded, a raw force that commanded attention and respect. His death was tragic -- a violent homage to the power of his voice. His legacy is indomitable -- remaining vibrant and alive. Here now, newly discovered, are Tupac's most honest and intimate thoughts conveyed through the pure art of poetry -- a mirror into his enigmatic life and its many contradictions. Written in his own hand at the age of nineteen, they ...
If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor
L.A. Weekly Books
My Chin Can Kill is a delightfully irreverent, yet oddly touching, epic of ambition and disappointment, fame and anonymity, and lots of fake blood. Told in Bruce's wry, sarcastic voice, it is a "Hollywood from the bleacher seats" look at his experiences in film and TV and at his status as a cult horror and sci-fi movie god. This man with the face of a matinee idol and the heart of a Three Stooge first attracted what has grown into an enormous ...
Little, Brown and Company
The exuberant, exhilarating photographs of dogs underwater that have become a sensation From the water's surface, it's a simple exercise: a dog's leap, a splash, and then a wet head surfacing with a ball, triumphant. But beneath the water is a chaotic ballet of bared teeth and bubbles, paddling paws, fur and ears billowing in the currents. From leaping Lab to diving Dachshund, the water is where a dog's distinct personality shines through; ...
The Last Bride (Home to Hickory Hollow)
Bethany House Publishers
Come home to Hickory Hollow, Pennsylvania--the beloved setting where Beverly Lewis's celebrated Amish novels began--with new characters and new stories of drama, romance, and the ties that draw people together. "Much of the credit [for the growth of Amish fiction] goes to Beverly Lewis, a Colorado author who gave birth to the genre in 1997 with The Shunning . . ." --Associated Press Of her Old Order parents' five daughters, ...
It's So Easy (and Other Lies): The Autobiography
Orion Publishing Group
Duff McKagan was a co-founder of Guns N' Roses, with a 13-year tenure on bass in what was at the time the biggest band on earth. As well as pulling together the classic line-up (Slash on guitar, Steven Adler on drums, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin and vocalist Axl Rose), Duff was the unofficial musical director of the band and the most experienced musician, and played bass, drums and guitar, as well as co-writing many of the songs. Over the ...
An Unexpected Frost (The Tucker Series Book 2)
Lake Union Publishing, 2014
In the second installment of the gripping Tucker’s Way series, Tucker faces the biggest crisis of her life. Tucker has finally overcome a lifelong fear of trusting others and let her kind neighbor, Ella, into her heart. Despite their different backgrounds, Tucker and Ella share a deep affection and, together with their good friend Smiley Carter, they support one another and care for Tucker’s three troubled grandchildren. As Tucker’s ...
Defending a King His Life & Legacy
Dr Karen Moriarty
THE HIGHEST-RATED 5-STAR MJ BOOK ON AMAZON AND.... * A Kindle Bestseller * One of the Best-Selling MJ Books * Has Earned the Most Reviews Why did 7,745 people download this book from "Kindle Free eBooks" within 24 hours? Read it to find out why.... " If you want an eye-opening portrayal of the real Michael Jackson - ...
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